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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to provide special education and related services to eligible students whose school performance is “adversely affected” by one of 13 conditions: specific learning...
PI Meeting Session
This session focuses on broadening participation for students with disabilities and difficulties through a cross-project discussion around the essential questions of responsiveness and of tackling pervasive deficit models. The presenters...
Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, October was National Disabilities Awareness Month, and December 3 is International Day of Disabled Persons. So this month, CADRE is featuring DRK-12 projects studying STEM education for children and youth with...
Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, As schooling during the pandemic has moved from classrooms to online learning, students with disabilities may be facing particular challenges with STEM learning (Pew Research Center). Our Spotlight this month focuses on...
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As a researcher who studies mathematics interventions for students with mild disabilities, the principles of universal design presented in the SmartGraphs software by the Concord Consortium were encouraging to me. Considering the...
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Assistant Professor
Resource
2021
Background Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was amended in 1988 to require federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. Projects funded by the National...
Poster
Project researchers are training pre-service teachers to tutor students with learning disabilities in Algebra 1, combining principles from special education, mathematics education, and cognitive psychology. The trainings emphasize the use...
Project
2018 - 2021
Project researchers are training pre-service teachers to tutor students with learning disabilities in Algebra 1, combining principles from special education, mathematics education, and cognitive psychology. The trainings emphasize the use...
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2014
Little to no information exists explaining the nature of conceptual gaps in understanding fractions for students with learning disabilities (LD); such information is vital to practitioners seeking to develop instruction or interventions....
Event
RECORDING | SLIDES Panelists: Amy Brodesky, Education Development Center Jessica Hunt, North Carolina State University Judy Storeygard, TERC Three DRK-12 projects shared key components, successes, and challenges of asset-based PD in...
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2016
Documenting how students with learning disabilities (LD) initially conceive of fractional quantities, and how their understandings may align with or differ from students with mathematics difficulties, is necessary to guide development of...
Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, This month, we’re taking a pause from our standard articles to reflect on 2021, highlight resources and information that the DRK-12 community found most compelling, and invite you to revisit those that you missed. Below...
PI Meeting Session
For decades, the STEM education community has been moving toward modes of collaborative inquiry and social constructivism within rich and deep contexts for investigation. This includes situated learning models (e.g., cognitive...
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2019
Cognitive differences have historically led to deficit assumptions concerning the mathematical experiences that children with learning disabilities (LD) can access. We argue that the problem can be located not within children but instead...
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This list of currently funded projects was last updated April 2020. Explore both current and past Earth Science and environmental education projects. View our Spotlight on DRK-12 Environmental/Earth Science Projects and the Next Generation...
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Racism, white supremacy, and systemic violence Solve: 5 - 7k = -4(k+1) - 3 The teacher, frustrated with her inability to teach 13-year old Mia how to solve multi-step equations, began berating her in front of the entire class asking, “Why...
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2020 - 2024
The project will develop and study a professional development program focused on fraction for interventionists who work with grades four and five students with mathematics disabilities and difficulties.
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2008 - 2012
This project is (1) conducting a qualitative study on the way facilitators use Math for All (MFA), an NSF-supported set of professional development materials for teachers who teach elementary school students with disabilities; (2)...
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2018
Lambert, R., Tan,  P., Hunt, J. H., & Candella, A. (2018). Re-humanizing the mathematics education of students with disabilities: Critical perspectives on research and practice. Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 10(3), 129-132.
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2014 - 2021
This project is documenting how students with learning disabilities (LD) access and advance their conceptual understanding of fractions.  Rather than focusing on the knowledge students do not have, this work is focused on uncovering...
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Associate Professor
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2008 - 2013
The purpose of this project is to create a research-based model of how students with learning disabilities (LDs) develop multiplicative reasoning via reform-oriented pedagogy; convert the model into a computer system that dynamically...
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2018
Making sense of fractions can be challenging for students with learning disabilities. Dr. Jessica Hunt of North Carolina State University studies how these children think and learn and is developing novel teaching methods that facilitate...
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2017 - 2022
The purpose of this project is to design and empirically evaluate a second grade science program, Scientific Explorers, aimed at promoting an early foundation for learning science among all students, including students at risk for or with...
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2020 - 2024
This project aims to support the mathematics learning of students with disabilities through the development and use of mixed reality simulations for elementary mathematics teacher preparation. These simulations represent low-stakes...
Event
Register for this webinar “Inclusive” practices that do not consider equitable access for individuals with disabilities are not inclusive. Disability transcends every population and all aspects of diversity. So then, why does it get so...
Poster
The broader goal of our DRK-12 project is to develop and test whether simulated classroom experience with students with disabilities can improve elementary general educators' preparedness to support these students in mathematics. To...
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Research Associate
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2008 - 2012
The Accessing Science Ideas (ASI) project is developing and researching content enhancements that support science learning of middle school students with executive function and related learning disabilities.  The goal of ASI research...
Project
2020 - 2024
This project aims to support the mathematics learning of students with disabilities through the development and use of mixed reality simulations for elementary mathematics teacher preparation. These simulations represent low-stakes...
Resource
2020
Amy Brodesky, Jessica Hunt, Karen Mutch-Jones and Judy Storeygard shared key components, successes, and challenges of asset-based PD in mathematics. The webinar focused on the pressing question: What are ways to support educators in...
Project Spotlight
Broadening participation aims to strengthen the STEM fields and STEM literacy by engaging and building capacity in all people in STEM learning and professional training, particularly those from groups that have been traditionally...
Announcement
The U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) program published the Notices Inviting Applications (NIA) for the 2014 Scale-up and Validation competitions.  In its fifth round of competition, the i3 program continues its...
Project Spotlight
Beginning in the earliest grades, DRK-12 projects are promoting access to and success in Algebra for all students, through pre-service training and professional learning opportunities for teachers, instructional materials, assessments,...
Announcement
Applications due Oct. 5th. Invitation for Nominations: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) P AESMEM recognizes outstanding mentors and mentoring programs that enhance the...
Event
What does it mean for a course to be “accessible”? What can be learned from legal challenges regarding e-learning accessibility? What are relevant laws? What are some strategies for making online courses compliant with legal mandates,...
Project
2018 - 2022
The purpose of this project is to develop and refine an innovative Google-platform based application called CORGI for use with middle school students in physical, life, and earth science classrooms. The new version, CORGI_2, will include...
Event
More Information Available at http://www.mathedleadership.org/events/conferences/IN/index.html  Look for these DR K-12 grantees who are presenting: Session Title: Improve Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities by...
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2019
Students with learning disabilities display a diverse array of factors that interplay with their mathematical understanding. Our aim in this paper is to discuss the extent to which one case study elementary school child with identified...
Event
Online discussions in the CAISE Forum: Go to connect.astc.org, set up an account, find the "CAISE Forum," and enroll yourself using the word "informal" as the enrollment key. For more information, go to: http://informalscience.org/event/...
Poster
This poster describes the outcomes, dissemination, and scaling of project work from "Fraction Activities and Assessment for Conceptual Teaching (FAACT)." We describe the results of a pilot study for FAACT, free curriculum materials, and...
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2015 - 2017
This project brings together leaders in simulation design and accessibility to develop and study interactive science simulations for diverse middle school students including those with sensory, mobility, or learning disabilities. The...
Resource
2016
Current intervention research in special education focuses on children's responsiveness to teacher modeled strategies and not conceptual development within children's thinking. As a result, there is a need for research that provides a...

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